Spontaneous shoots are the best shoots.
Laura had been wanting to shoot in the rain ever since she saw my photos of Dennis in the rain, and was quite upset when the weather reports no rain for the next week.
Of course, weather dependent shoots never go the way you want it to – either the rain’s not right or the sunlight’s not right – I decided to take the matter into my own hands.
I remembered that there was a splash park in Victoria Park last time I visited it with Paige, back when I was holding in the urges of grabbing her and running into the water. I thought maybe I can make that work. Honestly, all conversations between a model and a photographer should go like this:
“We could do the shoot in the splash park.”
“What outfit do you want me to wear?”
“Something that isn’t see through when wet, I’ll be there in 30 minutes.”
“I’m waiting outside my door.”
And what came from this shoot was some spectacular images, after working out a few issues while on site. For example, the controls were random, and we had to press the button and wait for the ideal splash; the light stand supporting the soft box was falling over constantly due to the wind, and we had to move a garbage can to hold it in place; but nothing was able to stop us.
After all, photographers should be able to solve all the issues on the spot: if it gets in the way of the shoot.